How many times have you heard that Satan was originally an angel?
That’s what most people think, and they quote the Bible to “prove” it. The funny thing is though, they take those verses from Isaiah 14:12 and Ezekiel 28:13, 14 completely out of context.
These passages don’t refer to Satan or an angel that fell and became Satan. They refer to the king of Babylon and the king of Tyre. This is obvious when you read the whole chapters.
Who am I to stand up to all those famous preachers who say the devil was an angel?
In this episode I take a close look at these two chapters as well as what Jesus says about who and what the devil is. I have become convinced that Satan is not a fallen angel.
Jesus’s definition of Satan is the clincher. Check out John 8:44.
Paul says that the devil masquerades as an angel of light. He wants us to think he was an angel and still has heavenly powers. But it’s all a scam, a lie. And it’s a lie too many people have believed. He was never an angel. Jesus confirms that by explaining the devil was a murderer from the beginning, not an angel who became a murderer.
The only power the devil has is to tell lies.
The only way for those lies to have power is if we believe them.
I realize this can be a controversial topic because it is human nature to defend what we have been taught by those we trust.
My simple request is that you listen to this episode with a skeptical but slightly open mind. Read Isaiah 14 and Ezekiel 28 with a curiosity of the mind. Ask questions and look for answers in the text. Do some research.
And let me know what you see in the Bible texts. I would love to hear from you.
Here’s an article I wrote a while back with some of the same ideas in it: Satan Is NOT a Fallen Angel.
Why is all this important? It’s all about getting the victory over the Satan in your life.
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Bible references in this episode:
Verses 4-23: against King of Babylon
Verses 24-27: against Assyria
Verses 248-32: against Palestina
Ezekiel 29: 2-5 ESV
2 “Son of man, set your face against Pharaoh king of Egypt, and prophesy against him and against all Egypt;
3 speak, and say, Thus says the Lord GOD:
“Behold, I am against you,
Pharaoh king of Egypt,
the great dragon that lies
in the midst of his streams,
that says, ‘My Nile is my own;
I made it for myself.
4 I will put hooks in your jaws,
and make the fish of your streams stick to your scales;
and I will draw you up out of the midst of your streams,
with all the fish of your streams
that stick to your scales.
5 And I will cast you out into the wilderness,
you and all the fish of your streams;
you shall fall on the open field,
and not be brought together or gathered.
To the beasts of the earth and to the birds of the heavens
I give you as food.
John 8:44 ESV
44 You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks out of his own character, for he is a liar and the father of lies.
Luke 10:18 ESV
18 And he said to them, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven.
2 Corinthians 11:14 ESV
14 And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light.
Genesis 1:31 ESV
31 And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good.
Ephesians 6:11 ESV
11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil.
12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.
13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm.
14 Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness,
15 and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace.
16 In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one;
17 and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God,
Revelation 21:27 KJV
27 And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb’s book of life.
Matthew 6:10 KJV
10 Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.